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PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Frank Eisenhauer

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Max-Planck-Institue for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)
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PD at the Physics Department

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Offered Bachelor’s or Master’s Theses Topics

Confinement of charged nanoparticles: Quadrupole Ion Trap - particle detection
Charged particles trapping and isolation, originally started in fundamental physics some 60 years ago, has nowadays numerous applications with interdisciplinary impact from astrophysics to biology. In laboratory astrophysics, ion traps are one of the few instruments allowing studies at conditions approaching those in the interstellar medium, where low temperatures (tens of K) and number densities (<10^10 cm^-3) prevail. In this project the main goal is to develop an detection system for a charged and trapped nanoparticles of sizes ~500 nm in an cryogenic quadrupole ion trap. This is an experimental physics project, the participant will work to integrate the hardware (laser, detector, DAq) together with customised software in order to accomplish the task. This project will offer a deep insight into photon detection using APD (avalanche-photodiode), signal filtering and processing using Fourier transforms and data acquisition using customized hardware. Contact: Dr. Pavol Jusko Prof. Paola Caselli
suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
Supervisor: Frank Eisenhauer
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